A large presumably Near Eastern ivory lion, circa 1000 - 500 B.C.
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DescriptionMajestic lion in fast run, mouth wide open. Mane carved in relief and structured by parallel incised lines. Right foreleg and left hind leg missing, tail broken off. Impressive carving with old patina. Length 17 cm. Rare!
Provenance: From a South German private family collection, formed by the father, a classical philologist, in the 1950s and 1960s.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?